The laser-based optical technique of holographic interferometry has been applied to diagnosis of very high enthalpy flows produced in a superorbital expansion tube. This facility, X1, is capable of simulating conditions experienced by spacecraft travelling at superorbital speeds through planetary atmospheres. Holographic interferometry enables visualisation and non-intrusive measurement of integrated gas density.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1996|
|Event||European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 1996 - Hamburg, Germany|
Duration: 8 Sep 1996 → 13 Sep 1996
|Conference||European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 1996|
|Abbreviated title||CLEO Europe 1996|
|Period||8/09/96 → 13/09/96|